SmartVille Richings Park was launched in 2018 by volunteers in the community who’ve set up the scheme; raised funds; manage incoming requests for information & deal with the relevant authorities.
SmartVille was set up in direct response to a sharp increase in crime rates in Richings Park and the surrounding area. The key objectives are:
Phase I was completed by the end of 2019 and and is providing positive results.
Phase II is now over half complete, but we require more funding to finish the project.
Even the smallest contribution will help to finish the project and also help to maintain the network into the future should any hardware need replacing.
Please help to support Smartville in Richings Park and Thorney by making a contribution using the donate button below.
If you are a business who want to contribute with a single donation or want to become a sponsor, please get in touch by using the form below so we can answer your questions and add your business logo to our supporters section.
Remember 100% of the funding we receive goes towards improvements and maintenance!
The SmartVille Team would like to especially thank:
Yes! In Richings Park we provided information one week after the first camera was installed and have been doing so ever since.
We have provided information in for all types of crime and antisocial behaviour to The Police and local authorities.
This information has helped to identify criminals and has resulted in arrests and successful prosecutions.
Information provided has also helped to locate a missing person and to prevent crimes that were being planned.
We’ve also provided direct support to The Police to help them direct resources into the right location in the event of ongoing incidents by using the ANPR cameras to advise them if a suspect vehicle has entered our area.
To complete Phase II, we need to raise funds to purchase and install a few further cameras. These cameras will help to:
If a crime is happening now or you about to happen – Call 999 and make a note of the Crime Reference Number.
If you want to report an incident that has already happened or have a non-emergency – Call 101 or report online.
Silent 999 calls
If you’re in danger but you can’t talk on the phone, you should still call 999, then follow these instructions.
We are only allowed to access the SmartVille cameras in the event of a reported or ongoing crime and they are to be used for evidence gathering purposes only.